Within the past decade, giant pouched rats have been used successfully to detect landmines. This manuscript summarizes how these rats are trained and used operationally. The information provided is intended to be of practical value toward strengthening best practices in using Cricetomys for humanitarian purposes while simultaneously ensuring the well-being of those animals.
Poling, Alan; Weetjens, Bart J.; Cox, Christophe; Beyene, Negussie W.; and Sully, Andrew
"USING GIANT AFRICAN POUCHED RATS (CRICETOMYS GAMBIANUS) TO DETECT LANDMINES,"
The Psychological Record: Vol. 60
, Article 11.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/tpr/vol60/iss4/11